Headstones


Moths amongst thick ivy twines
Moss inveigling monograms
Monuments in miniature
Mottled ancient stranding stones

Momentous are all burials
Moses ‘Rambam’ still in glory*
Mogul called on by the faithful
Most though now unvisited

Moons have marked so many passing
Moving me those long-gone names
Moody shades amongst the grasses
Mooch besides my footsteps here

*Moses Maimonides Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician, the foremost intellectual figure of medieval Judaism, buried in Tiberias. Rambam the acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon

For Grace’s MTB: Critique and Craft prompt a Head poem which rhymes each first syllable of the quatrains, having 7 or 8 syllables per line. I’ve opted for an alliterative ‘M’ style just for the different mɒ/məʊ/mu sounds (American pronunciation is not the same).